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by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: farrowing
Replies: 4
Views: 3647

Re: farrowing

I bought mine from Amazon, I've pasted the link below which will hopefully work, if not cut and paste it: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Small-Scale-Outdoor-Breeding-Wendy-Scudamore/dp/1847973078/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1324313428&sr=1-1-spell If that doesn't work then just go to Amazon and type ...
by The Rushbury Pig
Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: farrowing
Replies: 4
Views: 3647

Re: farrowing

Perhaps the best bit of advice I would give on this is to buy Wendy's book :) I've been breeding for years now but still bought the book as, I'm sure many people will agree, you never stop learning where pigs are concerned and advice from other people or reading about their experiences is invaluable...
by The Rushbury Pig
Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: erispeilis injections
Replies: 13
Views: 6533

Re: erispeilis injections

OOh, didn't realise I'd start this discussion off! Isn't it often the case that this happens.....we all get conflicting information from our vets?! :? The vet that gave me this advice was the BPA vet, Bob Stevenson, he said many problems with infection arise in a herd because vaccines and other medi...
by The Rushbury Pig
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: erispeilis injections
Replies: 13
Views: 6533

Re: erispeilis injections

Hi there, Agree with all above but need to add a word of caution when buying this vaccine mail order. It is a live vaccine and should be stored in the fridge to keep it live. I had to re-vaccinate all my pigs having bought from Holmefield services(who are great I might add!) as it took two days to r...
by The Rushbury Pig
Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: types of food
Replies: 3
Views: 2908

Re: types of food

Hello there, feeding your pigs is often down to personal choice as there are many ways of maintaining a healthy pig so don't be surprised if you get lots of different answers :? I think we would all agree on the fact that kunekune don't need to be on a high protein feed as they will just get very fa...
by The Rushbury Pig
Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Substitue for grass in winter.
Replies: 5
Views: 3659

Re: Substitue for grass in winter.

Hi there, I tried 2 or 3 types of hay with mine and luckily for me they love hay from the hay meadow next to my field :) I usually put a whole bale into the stable where 9 of them sleep; mine are just starting to stand in there and pull bits out of the bale for quite a bit of the day despite having ...
by The Rushbury Pig
Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: moving a pregnant pig
Replies: 2
Views: 2858

Re: moving a pregnant pig

I should add that the danger time for moving an in pig sow/gilt is actually the first 3 weeks as this is when the embryos are implanting and it is the most common time for them to abort. More obviously, the last 2 to 3 weeks are clearly not a good time to travel as well as being illegal!!
by The Rushbury Pig
Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: moving a pregnant pig
Replies: 2
Views: 2858

Re: moving a pregnant pig

Hi there, The pregnancy lasts, on average 115 days, so the sow/gilt you mention is about half way through and should be absolutely fine to travel. She would be better moved as soon as possible as she will be more comfortable and will travel better. Obviously take care when driving, provide her with ...